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Best bolt action .22 for suppressing

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Modeler, May 26, 2014.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I was out back shooting my 10/22 with a Sparrow this evening, and I was thinking that I should maybe get a bolt action .22 to cut down the noise even more. What would be best? Get a Savage Mark II FV-SR or get some other bolt action and have the barrel threaded? Are there any other factory threaded bolt action .22 rifles out there?
     
  2. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I've got the FV-SR and it's great with the sparrow on it.
    If ruger starts making the american .22lr with a 16" threaded barrel I would buy one and sell the savage.
     
  3. Lars

    Lars Clackamas Active Member

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    CZ has their american with a 16" threaded ,1/2x28, barrel now.
     
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  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    So which would you prefer? The Savage or the CZ?
     
  5. Lars

    Lars Clackamas Active Member

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    I had the TSS savage with the long fluted barrel and it was a tack driver. I will be ordering the CZ 455 for the sole reason that the way I carry a rifle while in the field the savage magazine is uncomfortable. The CZ seems to be a little nicer and smoother but should be for $400, if I had more money I would get a 77/22.
     
  6. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    the ammo you use makes a difference in sound as well.

    I have noticed out of my 15-22 that remington subsonic is louder than CCI standard velocity ammo out of the rifle with the can on it.

    CCI standard velocity is pretty darn quiet.

    Another idea is getting a lever action and having the barrel threaded by a local gunsmith in 1/2 x 28
     
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  7. Lars

    Lars Clackamas Active Member

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    The problem with the lever is the tube magazine, if I could figure a way around it it would be sweet. I've also found that subsonics are louder out of semis and I think it is because the action opens before the bullet leaves the barrel and pushes gas out the wrong way?
     
  8. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    You can have the mag tube shortened. might lose 1 round capacity, but it's a small price to pay for silence.

    http://www.marlinforum.com/Suppressing-a-Marlin-Lever-Action-Rifle.html

    decent read about that with some pics...


    as for the action: thats just how 22lr semi autos work. they use gas blow back to cycle the action.

    as I said, sound rounds are louder than others when they blow back the action. so far CCI standard velocity has been the quietest reasonably priced ammo I've shot out of my M&P 15-22.

    So before you jump the gun on buying a new rifle and/or modifying one: try different ammo in your 10/22 and you may get better results.

    Believe me: not all ammo is made the same. remington subsonic is hit and miss for noise. I get 1-2 loud pops out of the action every 50 rounds from remington ammo, I get consistent quieter, cleaner, more accurate results with CCI standard velocity.

    I have not tried CCI subsonic yet, but standard velocity is subsonic and stays subsonic out of my 16" barrel.
     
  9. Lars

    Lars Clackamas Active Member

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    I've just never seen a .22 lever suppressed. I know on my boy's Henry you have to remove the plunger almost completely.
     
  10. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I don't know that I would want a lever action .22, I think I would prefer a bolt rifle. That Savage is looking pretty good, it comes with a 5 round magazine but I can get 10 round magazines easily.

    Any other factory threaded bolt rifles out there?
     
  11. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I saw a Browning T-bolt at sportsmans it was sweet but I'm left handed and not willing to put that much money in to a right hand gun.
     
  12. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You can always put a bolt block on your 10-22 to hold the bolt shut while firing and work it like a straight pull bolt action. That will quiet it down quite a bit.
     
  13. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I also have that setup and really enjoy shooting it. With standard velocity ammo it is probably a little quieter than a pellet gun.

    I also would like that ruger with a threaded barrel, but I don't really want ruger to thread it. If I have it threaded, I can have the sparrow profile on it for o-ring engagement.

    For me, the wood on the CZ is too hard to ignore. That's what I'd want if had to choose between the 2.

    My 1st choice would be the ruger american .22 with a walnut stock and a 16" barrel with the sparrow thread profile.
     
  14. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Too bad the stuff that was coming out of England in the 90s isn't still kicking around on the shelves with the surplus stuff here. I picked up a BSA bolt action that was factory threaded. The thing shot great and I think I was only in it about $80
     
  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The problem with a tube magazine rifle is that the suppressor is in the way for reloading.
    Not a problem with a magazine fed rifle.
    I found out how hot my Sparrow gets after shooting a full tube of ammo.
     
  16. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I have had a 77/22 for years. One of my favorite and most used guns.
     
  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I'll bet it gets at least as hot as my does when I shoot multiple mags thru it with a M&P 22 or Browning Buckmark. I got an oven glove for my range bag so I can change hosts without burning my hand.
     
  18. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    A small pump spray bottle (the size that eyeglass cleaner comes in) filled with water is an effective way to cool off a hot suppressor without stressing the metal.

    It's pleasant to watch the steam rise off the thing, too.
     
  19. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Wonder if there are any bolt actions with the tube feed from the rear like the browning takedown guns
     
  20. telero

    telero Salem area, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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